Thursday, July 6, 2017

Madd Max Is Moving To Seattle

Well, not really, but Jess LOVED this city.  She and Sam had visited about 10 years ago and loved it then - the feeling, along with the memories of a decade ago still hold.
Just a sampling of the trip, which also had work in it.  
Lunch on a boat tour of houseboats with the most perfect weather one could wish for.
Solo dinner at the bar while the sun set.
Faceless young women who "watched" over Jess while she slept.
This part was creepy - the rest, amazing.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Madd Max Heads To Caution! Danger!

The annual Williams 4th of July fiesta.  In the absence of the Findleys and the Leonhardts, onion dip was made in their honor.
Relaxing, pre-adrenaline.
Cuddle time with Mom.
Alex on the phone, acting as Jess' assistant to find out if she gets fed on the plane.  Jess was making a work trip to Seattle the next day and was being flown first class.  This had her incredibly excited and also trying to decide if she should save her appetite for the delights of this new status. 
FYI - this is what was served.  A cold gruel of sorts. She ate it because #firstclass.
The party moves to the front lawn.
Where everyone got into position for the view.
Porch and lawn alike.
Normally - there is an incredible local display.  This held true with the addition of some hipsters sending up paper lanterns that promptly landed in the neighbor's side yard and set a bush on fire.
Patriotism. 
Turned into a gun,  #TrumpsAmerica

Madd Max Hits The Local Pool

A root beer float and ice cream sandwich break.
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Sibling teamwork. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Scrapper Is Camper Of The Week

Given to kiddos who are "being kind and that kind of stuff."

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Madd Max Makes A Rocket

With a Tinkercrate from Aunt Tara.
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After multiple unsuccessful attempts - finally, lift off!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Slappy Plays Mermaids

In the pool with Ellie - a game that originated with these girls' moms back in the 80s.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Madd Max Have A Happy Father's Day

Father's Day breakfast in the room.
The little people who made Sam, a father.
Sadly, Jess had to go back to work.  Her Art Director had worked on Saturday and knew she would be a little depressed at returning on a Sunday. He left this. Inside - 3 candy bars.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Madd Max Head To The Pool

The bridge to get from beach to hotel.
Ice cream break.
Max hit these water slides for an hour straight.
You could buy s'mores kits for around the fire pits.
Night swim/disco laser light party at the kids' pool.

Madd Max Head To The Beach

Across the street from the hotel - when you hit beach side, you were able to check out umbrellas, chairs and towels.
Not bad.
Chiliando.
Max dug holes for about two hours.
He gets it from his Dad.
Who gave Maddie this mermaid's tail.
Sam's sand animal of choice - the octopus.
Like father, like son (that's Max digging in the way background).

Friday, June 16, 2017

Madd Max Head To Huntington Beach

For a 2-day staycation at a hotel with a heated pool, poolside pizza delivery and Friday night kids' movies.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Slappy Heads To Palo Alto

Our pro at work - flight out in the morning, a stop at McDonalds for lunch, 3 ear appointments, and finally california rolls and frozen yogurt in the airport while waiting for the flight back the same day.  She said it was a great day.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Madd Max Hit The Movies

With Aunt Christina, to see Wonder Woman.  A great movie that filled Jess with pride, as it was written by her friend and boss, Allan Heinberg.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Madd Max Get Them To The Greek

The Greek Theater, that is.
Sitting in the stands - a first at this venue for the entire family.
For, that's right - KIDZ BOP.
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Where Maddie began her collection of concert t-shirts.

Madd Max Has A Page and Mimi Visit

A lovely lunch with Sarah, Toby's cousin, Aunt Christina, Toby's sister and Alan, Sarah's husband.
Some animal video watching on Mimi's phone.
Followed by some Mimi spoiling - a trip to the comic book store and a return with 20 comic books.
And for Max - a trip to Chili John's and a return with a tummy full of pie and root beer.

Slappy Is A Pro

Handling her dental X-rays with a minimum of anxiety.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Madd Max Has More Friends With Pools

The opening of the Leonhardt pool where Audrey got initiated to pool life.
Pool party.